Carbon tax profile for Missouri (Nhung Dao)

Missouri
1990
2007
% change 1990-2007
Fossil fuel CO2 emissions, in millions of metric tonnes[1]
103.6
140.0
+35%
Fossil fuel CO2 emissions, in millions of short tons[2]
114.2
154.4
+35%
Population, in millions[3]
5.11
5.91
+16%
Per capita CO2 emissions, in short tons
22.3
26.1
+17%

Per capita emissions in Missouri in 2007 were considerably higher than the U.S. average, which was 21.0 short tons per capita.[4]

Each Missouri resident, per population average, produces approximately 25 Tons of Carbon Dioxide each year. The state of Missouri has a total Carbon output state rank of #14, and is the #14th highest Carbon Dioxide polluting state in the United States.

Missouri has substantial nuclear capacity, minimal coal and crude oil reserves, and few other major energy resources. Coal deposits are located in the northwestern Forest City basin. Missouri's overall energy consumption is about average among the U.S. States, in line with its population. Missouri's economy is not energy intensive, and the transportation and residential sectors lead State energy consumption.

EIA Release Date Information for Missouri:


A carbon tax of $30 per short ton of CO2 (about $0.30 per gallon of gasoline, or about $0.03 per kWh of coal-fired power) would have raised about $4.2 billion in 2007 (about $705 per person), assuming a 10% reduction in emissions.

carbon emissions

  1. ^ From EPA, “State CO2 Emissions from fossil fuel combustion, 1990-2007”, linked from here.
  2. ^ 1 metric tonne equals 1.1023 short tons.
  3. ^ 2007 population from the U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/states/NST-ann-est.html. 1990 population from U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/archives/1990s/ST-99-02.txt.
  4. ^ U.S. population of 301.6 million in 2007 from U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/states/NST-ann-est.html. U.S. carbon emissions of 5.757 billion tonnes (or 6.346 billion short tons) of CO2 from EPA's 2010 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.